tv 11 News at Noon NBC August 21, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT
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ntsb is now at the scene. we begin with lowell melser of live at the scene. >> as you can imagine, this is an active scene, and will remain so for quite some time. to let you know where we are, this accident just happened off of main street. i am counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 coal cars on the side here. in the front, locomotives, where we saw engineers looking over those. 21 cars in all unfortunate. , there were two victims of the crash, and they have been identified as 19-year-old elizabeth nass, a student at jmu, and rose mayr, a student at the university of delaware did
invest a ghost don't know what they were doing by the tracks, and if they were -- investigators don't know what they were doing by the tracks, and if they were hit by the train. the train derailed as it came to an elected city in the main street area. 2130 cars came off the track and some of them fell 20 feet off of a bridge. one neighbor described the horrifying scene as it unfolded. >> i was sound asleep in my bedroom, which faces the railroad tracks but i heard this tremendous noise. it really frightened me. "oh, my gosh, the train has derailed." i hear the train go by four or five times a day. >> something we found interesting -- with this accident occurred, if you remember the last tropical storm we had in this area, there is a
retaining wall in main street. ironically, the train derailment is near where we saw this wall collapsed last year. there will be a news conference in the next hour to update us on what is going on here. in the meantime, we are learning more about the victims in this case. let's go back to the newsroom. jayne miller has that part of the story. >> autopsy results are not complete. according to a source familiar with the investigation, there is no indication to suggest that the two girls who died in the incident were hit by the train. instead, we are told they were buried in the coal that spelled out during the derailment. it is clear that the girls were sitting on the railroad bridge before the incident, tweeting pictures. did their presence on that
bridge contribute to the derailment if the train tried to avoid them? or was it a coincidence that they were there at the very spot at the same time something else caused the derailment, and they were caught by the crush of the spelling coal? all of these questions will be the focus of investigators, the ntsb, which routinely investigates these incidents involving transportation, trends, etc. they will be in charge of t investigation. we will throw it back to our helicopter, and skycam, and roy, what i and thought about today when i saw the breaking news on the morning show is the last time we had such a serious incident and elegance it was back in the 1980's, -- serious incident in ellicott city was back in the 1980's with that major fire. this probably more serious in terms of the damage and fatalities. >> csx will waste no time in
trying to get this accident investigation cleanup on the town back open. we're looking at the baltimore to decide. -- baltimore county side. they a shutdown frederick road. unless you live down here, he will not be able to get down here. there are numerous trucks and equipment here in the process of trying to remove the coal or some of the railway cars. if you go to the ellicott city aside, howard county police have shut it down right at the heart of downtown ellicott city paid some of the jobs is still open, but they blocked off probably about two blocks away from the crash site. you are trying to get to some businesses, but right now, it is going to be somewhat of an unusual occurrence in trying to
have main street or the town of ellicott city opened back up. we are going to monitor the situation and has to get more information, we will update you. capt. roy taylor. >> 11 news will continue to follow the latest developments as they on fuld. -- they unfold. log onto our website, wbaltv.com. moments ago, sky team 11 was over the scene of an accident on 805 prior to pulaski highway. suv crashed onto a barricade, where there was ongoing construction. we don't know how serious the injuries are, but we know that southbound 895 this shutdown. as of right now, traffic is being directed onto moravia road. another marylander has made the ultimate sacrifice serving in afghanistan. he was an abc from edgewater in anne arundel county. the pentagon says that he was
among the 11 casualties and the last week's crash of a military helicopter in afghanistan he was assigned to a west coast base and naval warfare unit. fuel accounts and have not been made public. -- funeral arrangements have not been made public. investigators tell at 11 news that a 23-year-old officer and his partner were chasing a suspect shortly before 1:00 monday afternoon on southbound 95 near the powder mill road exit. police say that he lost control of his car and ran off the interstate and spread into a ditch. both were taken to hospital. morris was pronounced dead. the other officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. police are still looking for the suspect and the vehicle. no word on a suspect or possible motive behind a deadly shooting last night in southwest baltimore. investigators say a 36-year-old man was shot just before 9:00 monday night on the 3200 block of walbrook ave. his identity has not been
released. in the meantime, city police make an arrest in a triple shooting in southwest baltimore. the 27-year-old faces murder charges. investigators say he shot and killed two men and wounded a woman at lamarr street last wednesday. still ahead, apple bricks another record. we will tell you why, and the business it beat out for first place. health scare for comedian rosie o'donnell. how she is using her recent attack 21 others before the same thing happens to them. and a disappointing ending to a
>> a 62-year-old has abandoned her latest attempt to swim from cuba to florida. conditions improved on monday, raising hopes that she should complete -- could complete the distance. but extreme exhaustion and i put them and jellyfish stings led the team to pull her out of the other -- water her safety. comedian/talk show host rosie o'donnell said she suffered a
heart attack last week. she says she suffered pain and nausea and other symptoms. she went to the cardiologists the next day coronary artery was 99% blocked. she underwent a stent replacement to release the blockage. coming up, the list of the best places to live in the west, and several maryland cities made the cut. and a change in the wake radiation therapy is given to breast cancer patients. summer st. it is much better. -- some are saying it is much better. >> we will take the forecast through the weekend in few minutes nice afternoon. 76 of the airport.
>> "monti" magazine says that maryland is a nice place to live. in the issue granting the nicest places to live in the united states, the columbia-nella considered regents scores the highest and number eight. others making the cuts include algarve, gaithersburg, and and germantown. apple takes the throne as the most valuable company in history. the company's value surged to more than $620 billion. that happened on monday, beating the long-held records for market capitalization said from microsoft on 1999. the pending much of the newest version of the iphone and ipad is credited for boosting apple's stock. apple has been seen as the world's most valuable company since the end of 2011, with 53%
more than exxonmobil. it is no secret that the middle class has struggled the most during the economic downturn, but a recent study suggests that a middle-class residents are among the countries most generous. according to the chronicle of philanthropy, households that earn between $50,000 and $75,000 a year it donated more than 7% of discretionary income to charity, compared to 4% for folks who make $100,000 or more. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast with tony pann. >> i thought we would start in the atlantic. we have a tropical depression in the atlantic. this is number nine grade it will probably become tropical storm is it over the next 24 -- excuse me -- to 36 hours. it has a good chance of affecting the east coast of the united states. you saw the possible storm tracks. we will have to keep an eye on i
said. watching a little disturbance out of the ohio valley this afternoon as well. this will produce as get a shower or thunderstorm. -- a scatter shower or thunderstorm. dew points are still in a comfortable range. if you have outdoor plans, there is only a 20% or 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm. it is not going to be like yesterday we had widespread showers. the forecast for today, a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. we will have a 20% or 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm. high temperatures between 80 and 85. we have set a good trend the past couple of days. sunday, we were in the 70's. yesterday, we hit a high of 80. average high is 85. good news in that respect. this summer we have seen temperatures top out near 90 degrees. if you are going to take about
out today, just a small chance for lightning that you have to watch for late in the afternoon. generally out of the east and northeast, with 5 around 1 -- wave heights around one foot. overnight tonight, partly cloudy skies. slight chance for anything shower or thunderstorm. sunset 7: 53. the temperatures between 60 and 68. it will be a nice one as we get into tomorrow. a little more cloud cover like today. high temperature of the late 83. warmer, but still dry. then we have to watch the storm in the atlantic treaty will threaten the east coast of the united states. smooth sailing for us going into the weekend.
>> in the "medical alert," researchers in rhode island are testing radiation that could tell the press cancer patients. >> it delivers radiation to treat breast cancer. >> we have been using it as the 3 or four years -- the pawst 3 or 4 years. >> island hospital is testing it to treat the portion of the rest where the cancer is found. >> most of the techniques are invasive, so we either have multiple needles or cat litter. that needs to remain in place for the whole treatment. >> the doctor says that for a woman, it can be inconvenient and uncomfortable, and there is a risk of infection. >> it is non-invasive. nothing inside the breast.
>> it starts with mammography- like imaging. >> with this approach, we mobilize the breast and image f eachcv -- for overtreatment. >> the radiation is deliver catheter-like wires like this device. the expectation that women will have fewer side effects and better cosmetic outcomes. the hope that bond invasive treatment becomes the standard of care. -- non-invasive treatment becomes the standard of care. >> women with early stage breast cancer. >> joining us for today's pet questions is carrie engel from valley view farms. what did you bring with you? >> this is the padonia --
this is a ghani out. they do grid as house plants. it works in a lot of different places. >> any chance that the colder weather will help these rebound? >> i hope so. i have a maple tree that sucks all the water. >> lots of folks having trouble. >> check out a couple of different things. if you -- i have a tendency to plant trees years later and they outgrowth the area. i have a problem in my yard right now. the heat and everything has cost plans to not be at their best. cut it back and let them start fresh next year. >> another person wants to know, how can you keep --
>> you can put traps out, and i don't know many that will work, but sticky traps can help. bt just affects cabbageworms another caterpillar-type things. it will take care of monarch butterflies. >> somebody else likes sweet potatoes so much. >> i don't now. try it inside. just go ahead and take some cutting and take some water and soil and it should keep going. >> and stop by a produce stand. great to see you. up next, your maryland lottery numbers, and another check of insta-weather-plus forecast with tony.
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the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> i think i will play outside. it is beautiful. >> slight chance we could see a thunderstorms pop up this afternoon. high temperature of 83. 83 tomorrow, mid-80's for the rest of the week. i know i zipped through the travel segment, having a little voice trouble but have no fear, mr. tasselmyer will cover it completely this afternoon. something we will keep an eye on. >> pushing off your work on somebody else. thanks for joining us. >> have a good day.